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Mission: Employable

Jun 11, 2024

On average, Iowans are spending less time unemployed than ever before in our state’s history. IWD Director Beth Townsend has returned from Washington D.C. where she testified before a House subcommittee on the success Iowa has had helping find unemployed Iowans a new career. On this episode of Mission: Employable,...


May 29, 2024

An Iowa Veterans organization inspired one Iowan to help fellow veterans connect with each other and employers who could provide them careers after the military. Frank Sposeto founded the River Valley Veterans Networking Group and is calling on Veterans and employers in Central Iowa to get together and create...


May 14, 2024

Immigrants and Refugees are often thought of as one group of people, but there are several differences when it comes to employing them. Edgar Ramirez, Refugee Workforce Liaison for Iowa Workforce Development, talks to us about the unique circumstances these populations can face, and how employers can access this talent...


Apr 30, 2024

Yvette Clausen wasn’t supposed to be here.  Sentenced to life in prison following a crime she committed at the age of 17, Clausen was granted parole following an Iowa Supreme Court case that overturned sentencing minors to life without parole.  Now, as a self-employment counselor for Iowa’s


Apr 16, 2024

IowaWORKS has a brand new tool to help serve Iowans no matter where they are. The Mobile Workforce Center is an IowaWORKS office on wheels, featuring 10 computer workstations, TVs for presentations, and accessible access lift located in the rear.  Career Planner Joseph Nobile stops by to talk about where we’ve been,...